2 soldiers killed in Pampore, militant gunned down near LoC

first_imgTwo soldiers and a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant were killed in a gunfight at Pampore that started on November 2 evening and continued late in the night. Meanwhile, one militant was killed in Kupwara on November 3.A police spokesman said JeM’s Badar was killed at Samboora village of Pampore where a residential area was under cordoned off till November 2 night. “Badar was involved in a number of militant acts in south Kashmir,” police said. Sources said two more militants managed to escape from the encounter site “while opening indiscriminate fire at the security personnel”, which left two soldiers dead.The deceased soldiers were identified as Sepoy Suraj Singh Topal, 25, and Sigmn Kushwah Pradip Singh Brijkishor Singh, 22. The bodies were flown to their hometowns for last rites .In Pulwama, a shutdown was observed on November 3 after the encounter. There were sporadic clashes between security forces and protesters. Train service also remained suspended. Infiltration bid foiled, militant killedAn Army spokesman said one militant was killed after an infiltration bid was foiled by the soldiers Kupwara’s Machil Sector near the Line of Control (LoC) on November 3. “The weapon was also recovered from the militant’s body,” said Defence spokesman Lt. Colonel Rajesh Kalia. “The operation is on in the area.”last_img read more

Undocumented Indian American Parthiv Patel is First ‘Dreamer’ Sworn in to New Jersey Bar Association

first_imgIndian American attorney Parthiv Patel made history Jan. 24 as the first undocumented immigrant to be admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association.Patel was sworn in to office by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, himself a history-maker as the first Indian American to serve in that role in the state. Patel took the oath of office as New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy looked on. Patel’s wife Sarika also attended the ceremony.““Dreamers are Americans,” said Patel after he was sworn in. “We are your doctors, accountants, and now lawyers. We are also your gas station attendants and the people who make your coffee and dream of becoming doctors and lawyers, but cannot because of laws that prohibit us.”Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img read more

Governor lauds Hurriyat offer

first_imgJammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said here on Saturday that the offer of talks made by Hurriyat leaders was a “positive change”.“The Hurriyat, which once did not let in [Union Minister] Ram Vilas Paswan who was waiting at their door, is now talking about talks. This is a positive change,” he said.Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq made the offer from the historic Jamia Masjid on Friday, saying he was ready to support any dialogue process on resolution of the Kashmir issue.Pat for MirwaizThe Governor expressed happiness that the Mirwaiz spoke against the drug menace too and pledged to fight it. He said it pained him to see youth getting killed with bullets. “If we function sincerely, youth will not be swayed and misled that if you die you will get Jannat [paradise]. A Muslim will get heaven only if he becomes a good Muslim,” he said.He admitted that there was displeasure among the youth which “needs to be solved”.The Governor said the State was witnessing many changes. “Recruitment to militant ranks is almost zero. There is no stone-throwing after Friday prayers,” he said.last_img read more

Vietnam overcomes Kazakhstan, guns for 5th place in AVC

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Vietnam averted disaster and stopped Kazakhstan in five sets, 25-22, 25-18, 21-25, 20-25, 15-5, to vie for a fifth place finish in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Wednesday at Alonte Sports Arena here.Tran Thi Thanh Thuy put up a game-high 26 points as she led the Vietnamese’s upset of the 21st-ranked team in the world.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Cignal wins PVL men’s crown anew Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa added 22 points for the Vietnamese, who will face Chinese-Taipei in the match for the fifth place. The no. 44 team in the world lit up on the offensive end, converting 68 of its 197 spike attempts while limiting its errors to just 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingYekaterina Zhdanova led the Kazakhs with 23 points while Alessya Safronova added 14. MOST READlast_img read more

IPL 2017 Final: Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah over the moon after Mumbai’s historic third title

first_imgMumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in a low-scoring final to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday.In a match that went right down to the last ball, Mumbai registered a one-run victory in front of packed stands at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium.This is Mumbai’s third IPL title. Chasing a target of 130 runs, Pune could only manage to post 128/6 in their 20 overs.Australian fast bowler Mitchel Johnson was the most successful for Mumbai with figures of 3/26, while young pacer Jasprit Bumrah also played a crucial role, returning figures of 26/2 in four excellent overs.Veteran Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga also bowled well and was unlucky not to manage a wicket. He conceeded just 21 runs in his four overs.Pune skipper Steven Smith led from the front scoring a fighting half-century in a losing cause.He notched up 51 runs off 50 deliveries with two boundaries and an equal number of sixes before falling in the last over.Rohit Sharma: I’m calm now. It was a great game of cricket. I’m sure the spectators enjoyed it. To be able to defend a score like this was a brilliant effort, I couldn’t ask for more. Whenever you’re defending a total like that, the first thing you’e to do is believe. I told the boys if we could do it against KKR (105) there was no way we couldn’t do it here. There was assistance from the pitch too so it was a matter of exploiting the conditions. When three overs were left, I had confidence in the bowlers. They’ve always done the job wherever they’ve played. It was about giving freedom to them because they’re the masters and they’ve done it before. I just told them to do whatever they want and set the field accordingly.advertisementKieron Pollard: We have been playing team cricket. We showed the character. Well played to Krunal for the way he batted to keep us in the game.Hardik Pandya: I really felt the game that we won against Delhi. That gave us belief because we had played like champions.Krunal Pandya: I just wanted to play 20 overs when wickets were falling at the other end. If I am there till the 19th or 20th over, I can get some big shots.Mitchell Johnson: Wanted to be clear with my plan, wasn’t thinking too much. Just wanted to make sure they weren’t hitting through the leg side and luckily I got Smithy to hit it into the off side, where he’s not as strong.Jasprit Bumrah: The ball was reversing, we needed a wicket at that time. Mahi bhai’s wicket was the crucial wicket because he can be dangerous in these situations. After the first innings, we always wanted to fight because we were short on runs. Our bowling effort was brilliant. After every over we were backing each other that we can still make it.Karn Sharma: The team backed me a lot and I am happy that I performed well. We had a plan of not giving boundaries to MS Dhoni and Steve Smith.Parthiv Patel: I was batting really well throughout the season. Unfortunately I got out tonight, but team won that was more important.Ambati Rayudu: I couldn’t contribute much with the bat, but the catch will remain with me (smiles). The pitch was very surprising (referring to the slowness) It’s not even in the centre wicket.Nitish Rana: It was a good experience. Hope to cotinue this form in Ranji Trophy. Winning two titles in three season is a great achievement for me.Shane Bond: It was exciting and heart-wrenching all at the same time. We spoke yesterday about the leaders stepping on the field. When the pressure came on, all the leaders stepped up. Just a brilliant young bowler isn’t he. He’s been in pressure situations time and again and at 23, he keeps stepping up.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

A solution looking for a problem

first_img Planet10 says: “@Planet10nnI thought I was the only person who felt alienated by their perceived arrogance. I was told their initial funding came from the same source as Apple, reinforced perhaps by their then corporate logo which did bear a resemblance. Did the attitu Continue Reading Previous The invisible link between cameras, drones, and VR headsetsNext XMOS + Setem could be a game-changer for embedded speech July 11, 2017 at 9:47 pm “Ah Echelon! I worked with them and Motorola on a retrofittable home automation product in the late 90s. While I saw great promise in their technology, their enormous ego is what I believe killed them along with their love/hate relationship with Motorola. antedeluvian says: Log in to Reply “The just remembered the angel investor I was thinking of was Mike Markkulanhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Markkula” July 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm “@AntedeluviannnThe engineers I worked directly with at Echelon HQ were top notch and reasonable in my opinion. Their marketing group and senior management are the ones who oozed arrogance. Any yes, I believe Echelon was one of Mark Markkulas pet project antedeluvian says: Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Components Log in to Reply Log in to Reply July 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm July 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm 4 thoughts on “A solution looking for a problem” The first time I ever saw a photocopy machine was on an episode of Mission Impossible. In my defense I was only about 10 and not yet introduced to carbon paper, but I remember thinking “who would ever want to copy anything?” This is by way of pointing out that I am obviously not very good a detecting trends and seeing the future. In my travels through the electronic world, notwithstanding that I have designed with them, I have come across products and thought “that’s a solution looking for a problem”.NKK makes a “Smartswitch” which is a single pole normally open switch with a screen embedded in the button head. I have worked with the monochrome versions which allow messages of 6 characters by 3 lines and I even developed a method of responding to setups by using single, double and triple clicks. (In truth I have dined out on my approach to interfacing with the device. There was the two-part article in Circuit Cellar “Driving the NKK Smartswitch” which became an application note with NKK for a while. There was also a blog “Implementing a Custom Serial Bus”.) However, the device is not cheap. I know it is used in aircraft simulators, customized (bulletproof) limos and according to what I see on NKK’s website, studio recording panels. NKK also has the same physical format with RGB capable of 65K colors and 64 x 48 pixels (see ISC15ANP4 for instance). Demos at shows have movies playing on the screen. Call me shortsighted (oooh, unintended pun), but I don’t know why I would want a TV show in the middle of a button – can anybody point me at a use?Figure 1:Monochrome NKK Smartwitch showing the use of a 6 character x 3 line display. The button can be pushed. (Source: Author) Echelon was into “IoT” long before it became a thing. They developed a “Neuron” chip (originally made by Motorola and Toshiba and replaced now by Cypress) that was programmed in C and had a built-in “LON” networking protocol to allow for interconnections. They targeted building automation quite heavily and seemed to have some success in Europe over the years. They are still in business. I was using their Neuron chip in 1993 and although it was simple enough to use, building a network was not so easy and I struggled and found customer support somewhat wanting. I never thought it would go anywhere. We sold the rather expensive development equipment and abandoned our efforts. Certainly Echelon had tremendous foresight on interconnection, but success in the IoT field still seems to elude them.Hewlett Packard designed the HCPL-3700 a long time ago. I cannot find a date on my early data sheets, but I suspect it was 1980 or earlier. Through several name changes, Broadcom still manufactures the device. To my mind it was a marvelous design, incorporating a Zener diode bridge with hysteresis driving an optocoupler. This allows AC/DC input with threshold switching levels along with the aforementioned hysteresis. And yet I have only managed to use it once in a design! Obviously there is a demand somewhere since it is still in production, but where is it being used?Figure 2: The schematic of the HCPL3700. There are variations with lower input current. (Source: Broadcom, Inc.) Have you ever dismissed a product as pointless. And were you right? Log in to Reply Planet10 says: Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

MicroSys: RTOS Microware OS-9 Version 6.1 with embedded graphics XiBase9

first_imgIoT and Industry 4.0 require new approaches to operate machines. In addition to local human machine interfaces at the machine, web-based services to manage and survey functions remotely are a key ingredient to move forward in industrial automation applications. Fast, reliable and secure communication infrastructures, established browser technology and smart devices are the foundation for location independent man machine interaction. A technological challenge is to create a local and browser-based visualization for that environment, to accommodate typical embedded sys-tems that are usually not designed as graphic power horses. For that XiSys Software, known for its for decades industrial proven embedded graphics solutions XiBase 9, has developed a hybrid server, which combines both functionalities very efficiently.The RTOS Microware OS-9 Version 6.1 complements XiBase9 especially if system reliability, fast boot sequences and fast responses on external events are application requirements. The structured architecture of OS-9 allows small footprint designs at cost effective project and product costs.Key features of the new XiBase9 with the RTOS Microware OS-9 include WEB visualization supported by common browsers like, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera or Safari. The basis of the Man Machine Interface on the smart devices are standard HTML5 technologies like WEB sockets, canvas objects or java script. No special and dedicated apps, plug ins or cookies are required. Safe communication is provided by SHA1 encryption as well as automatic support of local user interface, e.g. touch, multi touch and support of individual, animated objects. The new version allows small system footprint, e.g. low power, high performance, cost effective designs. Local graphics are available for ARM, PowerPC and x86 CPU architectures. Fast boot sequences of, e.g. 2 secs from system reset to a running graphic app have been shown. XiBase9 and Microware OS-9 have been proven for many years in industrial grade applications. Engineering support and professional services for XiBase9 and Microware OS-9 are available locally even down to source code level.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous PLS: UDE 4.10 simplifies multicore debugging and system analysisNext PragmaDev gives away ETSI SIP conformance test executableslast_img read more

Australian Open: 17-year-old Anisimova reaches 3rd round, Stephens thumps Babos

first_img Associated Press MelbourneJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 11:27 IST Australian Open: Amanda Anisimova is the youngest of all the top 100 players in WTA rankings. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTS17-year-old Amanda Anisimova trounced Lesia Tsurenko 6-0, 6-29th seed Kiki Bertens was knocked out by Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaAshleigh Barty, Sloane Stephens won their second round matchesAmerican teenager Amanda Anisimova has advanced to the third round at the Australian Open with a 6-0, 6-2 win over 24th-seeded Lesia Tsurenko.Tsurenko, a finalist at the Brisbane International two weeks ago, had only nine winners in the 54-minute match.The 17-year-old Anisimova, born in New Jersey to Russian-born parents, is ranked 92nd and the youngest of all players currently ranked in the top 100.On the other hand, the brightest local hope for an Australian Open women’s title in decades Ashleigh Barty is through to the third round at Melbourne Park. Barty beat Wang Yafan 6-2, 6-3 in a Rod Laver Arena match.The 15th-seeded Barty was a finalist at last week’s Sydney International, beating No. 1-ranked Simona Halep along the way. Ashleigh Barty is the highest-ranked local player at Australian Open out of both men’s and women’s singles. (Reuters Photo)Barty left tennis for more than a year in 2016 to play top-level cricket despite no formal training in the sport, and has risen up the tennis rankings since her return, winning three WTA events.The last Australian winner of the Australian Open’s women’s singles title was Chris O’Neill in 1978.Ashleigh Barty’s coach is ill and away from Melbourne Park while the Australian player continues in singles and doubles at the Australian Open. Barty said after her second-round win over Wang Yafan that her coach Craig Tyzzer is bed-ridden and that she’s getting help in the meantime from Australian Fed Cup coach Alicia Molik.”He’s on bed rest at the moment,” Barty said of Tyzzer. “Extremely lucky to have a Fed Cup captain in (Molik), who … is also around a lot of the slams. It’s a very seamless transition.”advertisementBarty said she is still communicating with Tyzzer by phone.SLOANE STEPHENS POWERS PAST TIMEA BABOS Sloane Stephens has won two straight matches at Australian Open for the first time. (AP Photo)Sloane Stephens has advanced to the third round at Melbourne Park with a 6-3, 6-1 win over her former junior doubles partner Timea Babos.Babos faced 23 break points and managed to save 18 of them, otherwise the match would have been over quicker than its elapsed time of 1 hour, 35 minutes.The fifth-seeded Stephens, who won the 2017 U.S. Open, captured junior doubles titles with Babos at the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2010.Stephens will next play Petra Martic.In other early women’s matches, No. 19-seeded Caroline Garcia defeated Zoe Hives 6-3, 6-3, Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat 20th-seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 6-3 and 31st-seeded Martic beat Marketa Vondrousova 6-4, 7-5.Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova eliminated ninth-seeded Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round of a major for the first time since her quarterfinal run here in 2017.Also Read | Indian men’s doubles challenge ends in MelbourneAlso Read | Ivo Karlovic becomes oldest man in over 40 years to win a match at Australian OpenAlso Read | Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams advance to second roundFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Australian OpenFollow TennisFollow Amanda AnisimovaFollow Ashleigh BartyFollow Kiki BertensFollow Sloane Stephens Next Australian Open: 17-year-old Anisimova reaches 3rd round, Stephens thumps BabosAustralian Open: American teenager Amanda Anisimova beat No.24 seed Lesia Tsurenko while local hope Ashleigh Barty and Sloane Stephens also reached third round.advertisementlast_img read more

Freighter Aground and Taking On Water off Vietnam

first_imgA Vietnam-flagged general cargo ship carrying 3,000 tons of rice lost control due to strong winds and ran aground off the coast of Binh Thuan, 10 miles from the town of La Gi, Vietnam, yesterday morning local time, according to local media.The 3,083 dwt Hai Truong 36 was en route from Haiphong when the accident occurred.The grounding reportedly breached the part of the hull around the ship’s ballast water treatment system, causing the water ingress which tilted the 2009-built freighter, putting it in danger of capsizing.The ship’s crew of 13 have been pumping the water out of the ship’s ballast water treatment system.The crew and the local fishermen have also unloaded 500 tons of rice to deballast the ship.Hai Truong 36 is expected to be towed after another 200 tons of rice is unloaded.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Centre scraps 5 import duty on open cell TV panel

first_imgNew Delhi: The government has scrapped import duty on open cell TV panel used to make television sets, as it aims to boost local manufacturing by lowering input costs for TV makers who have been complaining about a slump in demand. The decision to remove 5 per cent customs duty will help reduce manufacturing cost by around 3 per cent but it wasn’t immediately clear if all TV makers will pass on the benefit to consumers. Panasonic said it will pass on the benefit of 3-4 per cent reduction to consumers. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFinance Ministry in a notification said customs duty on “open-cell (15.6-inch and above), for use in the manufacture of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) TV panels” will be nil as against 5 per cent import duty previously. Open cell panels make up for over 60-70 per cent of the cost of manufacturing LED TV sets. Most TV makers import these panels. Customs duty was said to be a factor behind Samsung Electronics’ decision last year to shut its TV production unit in India and move to Vietnam. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostDemand for TV sets in the country has been on a decline amid a general consumer slowdown, heightened competition and increased GST on large TV sets. Besides, the government has also waived custom duty on import of Chip on Film, Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) and Cell (glass board/ substrate), which are used to manufacture open cell TV panels. Television industry welcomed the move saying the move will reduce the cost of making televisions and boost domestic manufacturing. The announcement comes ahead of the festive season and would positively impact the sales of LED TVs. The government had in June 2017, imposed a customs duty of 5 per cent on import of such panel. The other goods for use in the manufacture of open cell of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) TV panels of heading 8529 would also attract nil duty. These include Chip on Film, Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) and Cell (glass board/substrate). “Industry welcomes this decision. This will ease the cost pressure on TV and the benefit once passed to the consumers will help the industry accelerate demand,” Panasonic India and South Asia President and CEO Manish Sharma told PTI. “The announcement comes at an opportune time considering the flat growth that TV’s have witnessed in the last year. Since open cells form a major share of the total manufacturing cost of TV’s, the move will allow us to pass the benefits to the end consumer which would be about 3-4 per cent reduction in price thus providing the necessary thrust to the market,” he said. To further the push towards affordability for TV’s, he urged the government to also consider revising the GST slabs for TV’s above 32 inches from 28 per cent slab to 18 per cent. LG Electronics India said the government’s decision will boost domestic manufacturing. “This is a very positive development… it will certainly boost Make in India,” said LG Electronics India Director- Home Entertainment Younchul Park. Open-cell panel is an important part of TV manufacturing and covers more than half the cost of the unit. Sony India said the reduction in the duty would help enhance its efforts to increase domestic manufacturing of its TV range. “The company has long been committed to the government’s Make in India initiative. This withdrawal of duty on an open cell provides a strong boost to local manufacturing and will help us further enhance our efforts in this direction,” said Sony India Managing Director Sunil Nayyar. According to Haier India President Eric Braganza, the industry has been pushing for this for some time. TV market is slow, so anything that could ignite the growth is welcome. When asked whether it would have any impact on TV price, Manish Sharma said currently inventories for the festive season are already in place, however, for fresh imports, the cost impact will be about 3 per cent. “Our festival pricing is already in place which is attractive compared to the previous month’s. Hence postseason, this duty reduction will help us maintain the pricing at same levels with reduced cost pressures on the industry,” Sharma said. Besides removing 5 per cent customs duty imposed on import of open-cell TV panel, the government has waived customs duty on import of chip on Film, Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) and Cell (glass board/ substrate), which are used to manufacture open cell TV panels. All leading TV makers along with the Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association had been asking the government to waive it. Indian TV market, which is estimated to be around Rs 22,000 crore is facing tough times due to slow demand. Manufacturers like Samsung had shifted TV production lines to Vietnam using the Free Trade Agreement to import it.last_img read more

Govt reworking its strategy to boost direct tax mopup CBDT

first_imgNew Delhi: The government is reworking its strategy to boost revenue collection from direct taxes which has been lagging behind so far, a senior CBDT official said on Thursday. The government has set a direct tax collection target of Rs 13.35 lakh crore for the current fiscal, which includes Rs 7.66 lakh crore from corporate tax and Rs 5.69 lakh crore as income tax. “Growth in direct tax collection has been less than expected. The Central Board of Direct Taxes will look into this and rework its strategy,” Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Member Akhilesh Ranjan said on the sidelines of an Assocham event. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraRanjan, who is also the convenor of the task force on Direct Tax Code, said taxpayers in the country should not see paying income tax as a burden. Asked about lowering corporate tax, he said the government is seized of the matter and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has also reiterated recently that there is some need for corporate tax reduction. “That has been reiterated by the finance minister recently also that we are moving towards lower rate and I am sure that will happen sooner or later. Government has already said that there is some need for some corporate tax rate reduction,” Ranjan said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysTalking about tax compliance, he said government is trying to further simplify the taxation system as it will lead to better revenue realisation. On the Direct Tax Code (DTC) report, which has been submitted to the government, Ranjan said, “The report has not been (made) public, so I won’t be able to give any details on that. But the broad trends are that we have obviously focussed on compliance.” Compliance is the cornerstone of any tax policy and it has different aspects. It is not just about tax rates but also about ease of filing, about modernising tax system, improving litigation system management as well as things like making tax law more comprehensible and organised, he added. “So that’s what the DTC has tried to do, to come out with the non-disrupting established concepts. Carrying on with the policy that has already been laid down by the government and try to remove distortions, remove the complexities that have crept in over the years. All these things, the simplicity, comprehensiveness…should encourage the people (to pay taxes), that is the plan,” he said.last_img read more

Dont want award for myself but please honour my coach

first_imgNew Delhi: Ignored for the Arjuna award due to an “inadvertent” doping violation in 2012, trailblazing Indian boxing ace Amit Panghal (52kg) said he does not care for personal honours but pleaded for a Dronacharya award for his formative coach Anil Dhankar. Panghal became the first Indian boxer to claim a silver medal at the just-concluded World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia. He is also an Asian Games and Asian Championships gold-medallist. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuHowever, he has not been considered for Arjuna award due to a failed dope test back in 2012, for which he served a one-year ban. The “inadvertent” violation was during the treatment he underwent for chicken pox that year. “I don’t really care for awards for myself but I would be grateful if Anil Dhankar, my formative coach is considered for the Dronacharya. He has shaped me in my early years and had it not been for him, I would not be the boxer that I am today,” Panghal said. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”I began boxing in 2008 and Dhankar sir has been my rock ever since. Even now, it is Dhankar sir that I go to when I need guidance on any matter. An award for him would be an award for me too. In fact, it will make me happier,” he said. The 45-year-old Dhankar has never been involved with any of the national teams but was a national level medallist during his time as a boxer. He was thankful to his ward for the affection. “I have actually known him since 2005. To me, he is family. I have a close relationship with all his family members and he is like my own child. I still remember how skillful he came across despite being so small. He has made me very proud,” he said. The Boxing Federation of India has vowed to nominate Panghal every year till the time his name is among the winners. “The BFI insists it will keep nominating me, I am thankful for this consideration. But all I want to do is win medals for India and I am glad I am able to do that wherever I compete,” he said. “As long as I am winning medals for the country, personal awards do not matter to me,” he added. The 23-year-old Naib Subedar in the Indian Army has been in the form of his life for the past two years. And even a change in weight category — from 49kg to 52kg has had little impact on his performances. By his own admission, he was wary of how things would pan out after the jump but a gold medal at the Asian Championships and the silver at the world showpiece has all but buried any skepticism in his mind.last_img read more

NRIs can now apply for Aadhaar on arrival without 182day wait

first_imgNEW DELHI: Non-resident Indians (NRIs) with valid Indian passport can apply for Aadhaar on arrival, without the 182-day waiting period, with the government issuing a notification in this regard. Following the notification, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has also come out with a circular stating that “NRI after his arrival in India, shall be entitled to obtain Aadhaar number”. The modalities for application remain more or less unchanged, a UIDAI source said adding that NRIs with Indian passport can now apply for biometric ID on arrival or by scheduling a prior appointment, thus doing away with the requirement for a mandatory 182-day waiting period. UIDAI circular said valid Indian passport will be accepted as proof of identity, proof of address (PoA) and date of birth document. “In case NRI’s passport does not have Indian address, he shall be allowed to submit any of the other UIDAI-approved PoA documents as proof of address,” said the circular issued on Monday. Earlier, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said, “I propose to consider issuing Aadhaar card for non-resident Indians with Indian passports after their arrival in India,” without the stipulated waiting period.last_img read more

No water and electricity at Bowbazar residents homes

first_imgKolkata: Residents of Bowbazar, who returned home from hotels, are in a fix as threat of house collapse continues in the area due to East-West Metro construction work. A few of them had also returned to hotels claiming fresh cracks on their premises, no water supply and electricity on Wednesday.”Around 11.45 pm on Tuesday (September 24, 2019), we were told that we have to vacate the hotel on Wednesday morning (September 25, 2019). When we came to our house in Gour De Lane we found big crack, no electricity and water connection. We again shifted to Jai Shree Hotel,” said Bishwanath Baroi, resident of 3 Gour De Lane. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBefore entering their homes, the residents conducted a meeting at control room formed by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL), Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Kolkata Police at Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration. For any type of assistance, the residents can direct go to the control room or call on 9432610472. “We shifted to our house in the afternoon today. The cracks in our house have increased,” said Manashi Maiti, resident of 6 Gour De Lane. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe KMRCL, the implementing agency of East West Metro project, refuted the claims made by the residents. “A five-member Building Assessment Committee (BAC) has been formed to check the conditions of the buildings. After getting the clearance from the BAC, we asked 27 people to shift to their houses from the hotels. Residents of four houses in Gour De Lane and one in B B Ganguly Street were shifted to their houses,” said A K Nandy, general manager (Administration), KMRCL. KMRCL had constituted a team headed by Nitin Som, emeritus professor of Jadavpur University’s civil engineering department, for carrying out health study of the buildings in Bowbazar that have suffered heavy damages due to the tunnel boring work for the East-West Metro project. Nandy said that there is no threat of any house collapse. He reiterated that KMRL had already sent Rs five lakh compensation into the bank account of 107 beneficiaries. Today, KMRCL had transferred the money through RTGS to 29 more people. While several houses at Durga Pithuri Lane and Syakra Para Lane have partially or wholly collapsed, an expert team has submitted its first report on the condition of the buildings in Bowbazar area recently. The report, submitted by the expert team to KMRCL, identified 27 buildings that were beyond repairs and needed to be razed. While the team examined 70 buildings and submitted a report on 54 houses, the buildings in the area had developed structural damage following subsidence on August 31. Out of these 54 houses, 27 needed to be demolished.last_img read more

Hope US wouldnt release TrumpPutin calls

first_imgMoscow: Russia voiced hope Friday that the US administration wouldn’t publish private conversations between the two nations’ presidents, like it did with Ukraine. The rough transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy released by the White House Wednesday shows that Trump urged Ukraine to “look into” his Democratic political rival Joe Biden. The July 25 call is now the focus of a US impeachment probe. Asked if Moscow is worried that the White House could similarly publish transcripts of Trump’s calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “we would like to hope that it wouldn’t come to that in our relations, which are already troubled by a lot of problems.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportSpeaking in a conference call with reporters, he emphasised that the publication of the Trump-Zelenskiy call is an internal US issue, but added that it was “quite unusual” to release a confidential call between leaders. “The materials related to conversations between heads of states are usually classified according to normal international practice,” he said. The publication of the call, in which the presidents made critical comments about German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, has drawn acerbic comments from other Russian officials and lawmakers. “We are waiting for the party to continue,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.last_img read more

MP honeytrap case Video of exCM goes viral

first_imgBhopal: In the Madhya Pradesh sex scandal, two more videos – one of a former Chief Minister and another of a close aide of a right wing leader — have surfaced, creating a flutter in the political circles. Both the videos have gone viral on social media. In one of the videos, a former Chief Minister is purportedly seen in compromising position with a young girl in a hotel room. In another video, an elderly aide of a right wing organisation is seen with a young girl, apparently shot in a pre-planned manner. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh IANS does not authenticate the veracity of videos. Thousands of clips, containing sex chats and videos of officers in compromising positions, have been seized by the special investigation team (SIT) probing the biggest sex scandal of the state in recent times. Meanwhile, five accused women were taken to Bhopal from Indore amid tight security by the SIT for questioning, the police said. One of the accused was taken to Sagar. She was interrogated at a farm house, which she visited frequently. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad The SIT also carried with it the seized gadgets, including pen-drives and laptops, of the alleged honey-trap cum extortion ring, a source said. One man was also arrested along with 5 women by the SIT. The sex scandal came to light when an Indore-based engineer complained to the police about blackmailing by a woman, who allegedly threatened to make objectionable videos viral. SIT sources said, the seized video and audio clips clearly indicate a nexus between bureaucrats, senior politicians and some businessmen. More revelations are likely to come to light as the investigation progresses, according to the sources.last_img read more

London England allrounder Ben Stokes has been vo

first_imgLondon: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been voted Players’ Player of the Year at the Professional Cricketers’ Association awards. Stokes played a starring role in England’s first 50-over World Cup triumph, culminating in his dynamic man-of-the-match display in their dramatic final win against New Zealand in July. The 28-year-old then repeated his heroics with a superb match-winning 135 not out in the third Ashes Test against Australia. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju While Australia retained the Ashes, England finished the series with a creditable draw. Durham’s Stokes was honoured on Wednesday for those achievements by scooping the Reg Hayter Cup ahead of fellow nominees Simon Harmer, Ryan Higgins and Dom Sibley. “It’s hard to put it into words. I am over the moon that players think I am worthy of winning the PCA Players’ Player of the Year through performances this summer,” Stokes said. “You can take a lot of personal pride when you receive this award because it’s your peers that vote for you. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters “Earning this award is a huge moment. While this is an individual award, it is within a team sport so I am only in this position because of what other guys in our squad have achieved as well. “What we have done as a team in 2019 is phenomenal, to win the World Cup and draw the Ashes has been a fantastic summer and something I am proud of personally and as a team.” Somerset’s Tom Banton picked up the PCA young player of the year, while England bowler Sophie Ecclestone collected the women’s player of the summer. Other award winners included ODI player of the summer Chris Woakes, Test player of the summer Stuart Broad, and County Championship player of the year Harmer.last_img read more


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